Climate change is a global environmental phenomenon. This article considers how the issue of climate change is being dealt with at an international level, via the UNFCCC. In the context of South Africa, it considers the objectives of IEM,the legislative basis of IEM,how the EIA process works, how climate change considerations can be included in the EIA process and how climate change issues could be addressed by other IEM instruments. This article is part of the PLC multi-jurisdictional guide to environment. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit www.practicallaw.com/environment-mjg.
A Q&A guide to environment law in South Africa. This Q&A provides a high level overview of environment law in South Africa and looks at key practical issues including emissions to air and water, environmental impact assessments, waste, contaminated land, and environmental issues in transactions. In addition, answers to questions can be compared across a number of jurisdictions to assist in the management of cross-border transactions (see Country Q&A Tool).This Q&A is part of the multi-jurisdictional guide to environment. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit www.practicallaw.com/environment-guide.